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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Dr. Peter Comerford R.I.P.
« Last post by revtonynewnham on November 09, 2018, 07:32:20 AM »

I heard yesterday (Thurs. 8th November) that my good friend Dr.Peter Comerford passed away peacefully yesterday morning after a lengthy illness.  Among other things, it was he who invented & developed the Bradford Computer Organ system - one of the earliest digital organ systems.  It used real-time synthesis rather than the more common sampling instruments, and is still capable of excellent results.

Peter was also the Diocesan Organ  Advisor for the Bradford Diocese for a few years.

Please pray for his wife, Dr.Lucy Comerford, at this difficult time.

Every Blessing

Inspirational instruments / Re: Portable pipe organ
« Last post by Anton Reicha on November 06, 2018, 01:23:18 PM »
I know that I am a bit late to reply to this post but I would like to say that I think it is unfortunate that the idea of a mobile pipe organ is often ignored. I understand that the idea of a mobile pipe organ seems near to impossible but I do know of a couple of pipe organs that are designed to be portable but also quite powerful.

Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: HW4 on ebay
« Last post by David Drinkell on October 30, 2018, 08:02:20 PM »
This looks like the organ which Henry 4 built for Sheffield University and, when it was replaced with a larger instrument by Hill, Norman & Beard in about 1977 (I was at the opening recital), went as a secondary organ to Sheffield Cathedral. Peter Wood added the Great Fifteenth, which had been prepared-for.  It looks as if it has been through some rough times, but would probably restore quite nicely.
Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: Another tragedy!
« Last post by David Drinkell on October 29, 2018, 03:11:43 PM »
It doesn't look quite Regency to me - more like post-mid 19th century, but it's difficult to tell.  There's no picture of the complete instrument with case. Maybe the upper parts of the case got lost somewhere along the way.  Nice little job for someone, though.
 the above links are very useful...  Thank you.
Regards Peter B
Electronic Organs / Re: Viscount CM100
« Last post by dragonser on October 28, 2018, 09:22:18 AM »
having heard one of these expanders in person,at one of the Eocs meetings, they seem a very useful unit.
For anyone wanting to know more about their possibilities the user manual, other guides (and software) can be downloaded from

note I have no connection with the above company.
regards Peter B
Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: My house organ for sale
« Last post by diapason on October 27, 2018, 10:44:43 AM »
Thank you.  I now have a buyer, subject, as they say, to completion.


A beautiful 2-manual and pedal pipe organ built by Peter Collins in 2006.

The organ fits within standard ceiling heights (8 foot), and would be equally suited to use in a house, church, school or college.

Oak case, panels veneered to match.

Manual I (58 notes)
  • Chimney Flute 8
  • Principal 4
  • Cymbal 11
Manual II (58 notes)
  • Gedact 8
  • Fifteenth 2
Pedal (30 notes) by transmission from manual stops
  • Wood Gedact 8
  • Principal 4
  • Fifteenth 2


Mechanical action

Organ Dimensions (in cm):
  • Height 235
  • Width 170
  • Depth 130

Price: 15,000 (excludes dismantling, removal and delivery, which is at the cost of the buyer)

The organ can be viewed in Battersea, London.
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